The Minnesota Vikings traded their 2017 first-round pick when they acquired Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles last year after Teddy Bridgewater went down.
With that said, one wouldn’t think the team would be looking at quarterback again in the 2017 NFL Draft, but the Vikings reportedly are doing just that.
“With the news that 2014 first-round selection Teddy Bridgewater likely won’t have his fifth-year option exercised, the Vikings will now be in play to use another 2017 pick on another quarterback.”
It certainly sounds like Bridgewater may never play football again, at least for the Vikings, and with Bradford likely not being the team’s long-term answer at quarterback, drafting another one this year does make some sense.
Still, it would be hard to see the team take a quarterback in the second round, so one would think it’d a middle-to-late-round pick.
The Vikings have eight picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.